Tuesday, 28 June 2022

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Instructing the proper fitting of life jackets are (center) Flotilla Commander Kevin Kealey; right, Jacob Jensen, lifeguard/ranger trainee; and Commodore Rich Thomas, left. Photo courtesy of Flotilla 8-8.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 8-8 of Lake County has partnered with the Clear Lake State Park to provide a limited number of child and youth life jackets at the Park’s swimming beach.

This loaner program will be on a daily basis and the life jackets returned each day.

The park’s ranger lifeguard will fit the child and advise the parent of the importance of it fitting properly.

With this new program, the Flotilla and the rangers’ concern is to help keep youngsters safe while in and around the water and urge everyone to wear their life jackets.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The 20th annual Home Wine & Beer Makers’ Festival, a major fundraiser for the Lake County Symphony Association, takes place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at Library Park in Lakeport.

Home brewers and garage wine makers throughout Northern California are invited to participate and supply samples of their product to the public. They also have a chance to win a coveted “Peoples’ Choice” award for their home-made beverages, voted on by event attendees.

There is no booth fee for the amateur wine and beer makers, who have until June 4 to complete and return the application to organizers.

Vendors selling arts and crafts, agricultural products and other products also have until June 4 to complete necessary paperwork and get it back in time to participate. Vendor booth fees are $35. Vendors may bring their own shade canopies or rent one for $25.

Interested home wine and beer makers and vendors can go online to https://www.homewinemakersfestival.com for more details and to download an application.

Questions? Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Winefest Chairperson Deborah Welch at 818-481-2068.

The REAL ID federal enforcement date is just one year away, beat the rush.

Starting May 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require a valid passport or other federally approved identification, like a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card, to board flights within the United States and access secure federal facilities like military bases.

Start your online application today and get REAL ID ready in three simple steps:

Gather your identification documents

• Complete your online application and upload your documents.
• Visit the DMV office to complete your REAL ID application.
• Visit dmv.ca.gov/realid for a complete list of acceptable documents and to begin your online application.

Question: What type of documents are required to apply for my REAL ID?

Answer: One original or certified proof of identity and two different printed proofs of California residency are required.

One original or certified proof of identity: Examples include a valid passport, birth certificate, valid permanent resident card. If your name on your proof of identity is different from the name on your other documents you will need a legal name change document (Examples: marriage certificate, adoption papers).

Two different printed proofs of California residency: Examples include a utility bill, bank statement, insurance documents, tax return, rental or lease agreement and school documents.

Question: Do I have to wait for my current license or ID to expire before I get a REAL ID?

Answer: No, you can apply for the REAL ID before your current driver license or ID expires. Be aware that your new REAL ID will hold the same expiration date as your current driver license or ID. Keep in mind that as the enforcement date gets closer, wait times are estimated to get longer.

Don’t delay and apply today to beat the rush.

For more information, please visit www.dmv.ca.gov/realid.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA — A debate for the candidates in the primary race for California Congressional District 4 will be held on Wednesday, May 18.

The debate is being held in Young Hall on the UC Davis campus beginning at 7 p.m.

It will be livestreamed here.

The entire bipartisan slate of challengers running have signed on board to participate, with the exception of incumbent Rep. Mike Thompson, organizers reported.

There will be 60 minutes of prepared questions followed by 30 minutes of audience questions and answers.

Lauren Schmaltz. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Redbud Audubon Society is pleased to host Lauren Schmaltz, the USA Administrator for the World Parrot Trust, for its Thursday, May 19, final program of the season.

The program starts at 7 p.m.

To register, go to www.redbudaudubon.org and click on the registration link on the home page, or, click on the link in The Western Grebe newsletter if you are receiving it by email. All are invited to the program, you don’t have to be a member of Redbud Audubon.

Parrots are the most endangered family of birds in the world. The World Parrot Trust, or WPT, has worked to help conserve more than 80 species of parrot in 43 countries.

Since 1989, the trust has brought together global experts on wildlife conservation and parrot welfare to implement effective programs to protect both wild and companion parrots.

The activities of the WPT include conducting field research on little known species; supporting the rehabilitation, release, and reintroduction of threatened and endangered species; working to end the trade in wild caught parrots; encouraging the protection and restoration of critical habitat areas; promoting community education and engagement through sustainable livelihoods; and advocating for better welfare and care of captive parrots.

This approach also empowers local communities to take ownership of the solutions, so that the progress achieved on behalf of parrots is lasting.

The collaboration between WPT staff, local NGOs, and communities is a hallmark of their success.

The trust seeks a future where the world’s wild parrots have the ongoing protection from human and environmental threats necessary to persist and thrive in the wild, and captive parrots receive the care they deserve from compassionate caregivers in order to flourish.

Lauren Schmaltz administrates the WPT’s programs in the United States. She first became involved with the World Parrot Trust while serving as the director of Echo, a small nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the yellow-shouldered Amazon parrot and its fragile dry forest habitat on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire.

She returned to the US from Bonaire in 2017, having stepped down from that role to dedicate herself to working full-time with the World Parrot Trust.

Schmaltz completed a dual bachelor’s degree in biology and Spanish and a master’s degree in environmental studies.

In the midst of her studies, Schmaltz also spent several years living overseas in the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), Costa Rica and Bonaire.

Her keen interest in environmental management, community outreach and education, and sustainable development harmonizes well with WPT’s growing initiatives in parrot conservation, habitat restoration, and community engagement.

NORTH‌‌ ‌‌COAST, ‌‌ ‌‌Calif. — ‌ Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌reports‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌following‌‌ ‌‌road‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌will‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌taking‌‌ ‌‌place‌‌ ‌‌‌around‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌North‌‌ ‌‌Coast‌‌ ‌‌during‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌coming‌‌ ‌‌week. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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Included‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌Mendocino‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌may‌‌ ‌‌impact‌‌ ‌‌Lake‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌commuters, as well as work in Del Norte and Humboldt counties.
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Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌advises‌‌ ‌‌motorists‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌drive‌‌ ‌‌with‌‌ ‌‌caution‌‌ ‌‌when‌‌ ‌‌approaching‌‌ ‌‌work‌‌ ‌‌areas‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌‌prepared‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌stop‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌traffic‌‌ ‌‌control‌‌ ‌‌stations. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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The‌‌ ‌‌Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌Traffic‌‌ ‌‌Operations‌‌ ‌‌Office‌‌ ‌‌has‌‌ ‌‌reviewed‌‌ ‌‌each‌‌ ‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌determined‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌individual‌‌ ‌‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌delays‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌expected‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌less‌‌ ‌‌than‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌statewide‌‌ ‌‌policy‌‌ ‌‌maximum‌‌ ‌‌of‌‌ ‌‌30‌‌ ‌‌minutes‌‌ ‌‌unless‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
noted‌‌ ‌‌otherwise. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

For‌‌ ‌‌updates‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌this‌‌ ‌‌list‌‌ ‌‌check‌‌ ‌‌QuickMap‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌‌www.dot.ca.gov‌‌‌ or‌‌ ‌‌1-800-GAS-ROAD‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌(1-800-427-7623). ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

LAKE‌‌ ‌‌COUNTY‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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Highway‌‌ ‌‌20

— Bridge work continues in Upper Lake at Middle Creek. One-way traffic control will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Road work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 16, in Lucerne near Sixth Street. Lane closures will be in effect and motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Bridge work is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 12, at Cache Creek. One-way traffic control will be in place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

Highway 29

— Bridge work at Putah Creek continues. One-way traffic control will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Bridge work continues at Siegler Creek. One-way traffic control will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Road work is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 19, in Lower Lake at Point Lakeview Road. One-way traffic control will be in place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Bridge work will continue at the Lakeport Boulevard overcrossing. One-way traffic control will be in place from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Bridge work in Lakeport at the Park Way overcrossing continues. One-way traffic control will be in place from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Bridge work continues at Scotts Creek. One-way traffic control will be in place from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

Highway 53

— Bridge work at Cache Creek continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Utility work is scheduled to begin in Cobb from Humboldt Drive to Bottle Rock Road on Friday, May 13. One-way traffic control will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Highway 1

— Emergency Road work will occur in Westport from Blue Slide Gulch to Pacific Avenue on Friday, May 13. Lane closures will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

Highway 20

— Road work will conclude in Fort Bragg near Route 1 on Friday, May 13. Lane closures will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Tree work east of Fort Bragg near the South Fork Noyo River will conclude on Friday, May 13. One-way traffic control will be in place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Road work will occur at the East Fork Russian River near the Lake Mendocino Park east entrance on Friday, May 13. One-way traffic control will be in place from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

Highway 101

— Slide removal at Pieta Creek Bridge will continue. Northbound Lane closures will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Moss Cove Safety Rest Area will be closed through July 2022.

— Road work will occur near Long Valley Creek on Friday, May 13. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Empire Camp Safety Rest Area will be closed through July 2022.

Highway 128

— Tree work will occur near Monte Bloyd Road on Friday, May 13. One-way traffic control will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

Highway 162

— Road work south of Dos Rios near the Rodeo Creek Bridge continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 3 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

DEL NORTE COUNTY

Highway 101

— Construction work from the Route 169 junction to north of Klamath will conclude on Friday, May 13. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Bridge work north of Klamath near Old Hunter Creek Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Construction in the Last Chance Grade area will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 25-minute delays at all hours.

Highway 199

— Permitted cleanup and repair work between Hiouchi and Gasquet will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Highway 36

— Construction work near Carlotta will occur on Friday, May 13, and Monday, May 16. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Construction work from Buck Mountain Road to the Trinity County line will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 96

— Construction work north of Hoopa will occur on Friday, May 13. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Permitted utility south of Orleans will occur on Wednesday, May 18. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Bridge work near Camp Creek Road will begin on Monday, May 16. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

Highway 101

— Bridge work south of Phillipsville will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns. A northbound onramp closure will also be in effect. Motorists should use an alternate route.

— Bridge work at the Route 101 South Fork Road Undercrossing will begin on May 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays. A southbound offramp closure will also be in effect. Motorists should use an alternate route.

— Construction from the Herrick Avenue Overcrossing to Washington Street in Eureka will continue. Lane closures will be in effect in both directions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Construction from the St Louis Road Overcrossing to Mad River Bridge will begin on Sunday, May 15. Lane closures will be in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 169

— Permitted utility work north of Weitchpec will conclude on Friday, May 13. One-way traffic will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

Highway 255

— Permitted work near Manila will continue. One-way traffic will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect 10-minute delays.

Highway 299

— Construction near Route 200 will continue. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor traffic slowdowns.

— Paving east of Blue Lake will continue. The westbound offramp at the Truck Scale House will be closed. Motorists should use an alternate ramp.

— Construction east of the Burney Vista Point will continue. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Drainage work near Willow Creek will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect 10-minute delays.

Upcoming Calendar

28Jun
06.28.2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Board of Supervisors
28Jun
06.28.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
28Jun
06.28.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
30Jun
06.30.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
1Jul
07.01.2022 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Essential workers mural dedication
2Jul
2Jul
07.02.2022 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Junior Ranger Program: Lake ecology
2Jul
07.02.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
2Jul
07.02.2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekly writing workshop
2Jul
07.02.2022 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
64th annual Redbud Parade and Festival

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